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QCC Submission to the Qld Govt paper ‘Advancing Climate Action in Queensland’

Queensland Conservation Council has made a submission in response to the Queensland government discussion paper Advancing Climate Action in Queensland.  QCC has made a number of recommendations for the government to consider and respond to on how it should address climate change at the state level.  These include action on transitioning the economy to a […]

Adani mine court decision: ‘time to stop exporting climate change’

MEDIA RELEASE August 29, 2016 Peak conservation group Queensland Conservation Council has called on Federal and state politicians to commit to shelving Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine, following the decision of the Federal Court to reject a climate-change focussed challenge to its approval. Conservation groups and some Traditional Owners have opposed the proposed mine because […]

Nationals lead vote against the reef, climate and wildlife by failing to pass stronger tree-clearing laws

  MEDIA RELEASE for August 19, 2016  Peak environment group Queensland Conservation Council has condemned the failure of Queensland Parliament to pass stronger tree clearing laws in Parliament overnight. The Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was defeated following a lengthy debate which finished at 11.15pm Thursday night. The Opposition speeches were […]

Rally says ‘Back the Bill to Restore the Laws’ on tree-clearing

MEDIA RELEASE August 17, 2016   Rally says ‘Back the Bill to Restore the Laws’ on tree-clearing Two hundred people from conservation groups and concerned citizens held a rally outside Queensland Parliament this morning, calling on Queensland MPs to pass changes to the Vegetation Management Act to rein in out-of-control tree clearing. A Bill to […]

Snap Rally outside Queensland Parliament – Wednesday 17 August

There is a snap rally outside Queensland Parliament in support of stronger tree clearing laws. You will make a difference by joining in: Time: 10am-11am Date: Wednesday 17 August 2016 Location: Outside Parliament House (Speakers’ Corner), end of George Street, Brisbane Tree clearing in Queensland is out of control again with 300,000 ha of native […]

Federal action shows why Queensland tree-clearing laws should not have been weakened

      Image Supplied The Wilderness Society   MEDIA RELEASE August 10, 2016 The Queensland Conservation Council has welcomed today’s news that the federal government has used its national environmental assessment powers to intervene in tree clearing approved under the Newman LNP government in Queensland. The Australian today has reported that clearing for expansion […]

2016 Federal Election: Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Pollution

Queensland Conservation Council is calling for strong action to reduce greenhouse pollution this election. A strong and prosperous Australia depends on a healthy environment and a stable climate. The Queensland Conservation Council believes that a cleaner, safer, better future is possible for all Australians. We know that global warming is real and the impacts are already […]

Autonomous Vehicles and the Environment

16 June 2016 Blogpost by Neil Brown There has been significant activity in the media lately regarding autonomous vehicles and their impact on transport needs, and the subsequent impact on the road network and society overall. Less attention has been paid to how these developments will affect the environment. Cars are one of the largest contributors […]